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Posted by paige on June 06, 2001 at 11:43:11:
In Reply to: Chord Books posted by hmjuice on June 06, 2001 at 10:26:59:
: I recently had a lesson from a local pro and he had a book that outlined the bass notes that go with certain guitar chords. I found out that he's on tour for the next 4 months so I didn't ask him the title of the book or the publisher. I relay helped in building my jazz runs. Does anyone know this book? Please help....
Carol KAye has excellent materials. Currently I am working out of her Jazz Improvisational book, which has tons of information about chords and chord changes. She is at www.CarolKaye.com. Go there and click on the education tab to get more info. I have been playing almost 26 years, and I have found this particular book incredibly relevant.
I have been focusing on working out of the chord changes and learning more advanced chordal theory which will help you as a bassist to not only be able to read the changes but to begin to recognize the changes within the changes - for example.... Gmaj7 - E7 - A7 - D7.... Play a solo based on a Bm9 underneath these changes and see how hip that is! There are tons of other ideas out there as well. Learn your arpeggios up and down the neck of the bass, and then learn how chord changes work (the classic iim7-V7-I for example), and then learn how to recognize the "changes within the changes" like in the Gmaj7 - E7 - A7 - D7 example above.
One more thing - I would encourage you to practice sight reading melodies of Jazz Standards. Learn the melodies on your bass and you will start to get more of an idea about how to build a melodic bass solo line when required. Good fortune! The bass world is an exciting one to be in, isn't it?
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